Dr. John Kim

Ophthalmology
New York, NY
21 years experience male

Locations

Clearview Eye Surgery

New York, NY

Address

1825 Riverside Drive, Suite 1B, New York, NY
Directions

Fax

(212) 304-2015

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Affinity Health Plan

AmeriChoice

Atlantis Health Plan

Cigna

CCM

ConnectiCare

EmblemHealth

Medicaid

Medicare

Amerigroup

WellCare Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

Oxford Health Plans

HIP Health Plans

Health First Health Plan, Inc

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Clearview Eye Surgery

Flushing, NY

Clearview Eye Surgery

Bronx, NY

Office

New York

About

Bio

Dr. John J. Kim is a Board certified ophthalmologist. He is the former Director of Residency in charge of training the new physicians at the Montefiore Medical Center. He was also the Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. He served as Ophthalmology Instructor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim is currently the Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Elbert Einstein College of Medicine. He is also a member of the Medical Board of Directors for the Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration. After completing his pre-med education from Columbia University, he received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1999. Dr. Kim is Fellowship trained in Cornea and Refractive Surgery from the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as an attending surgeon at Montefiore Medical Center, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital and the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Greater New York . Dr. Kim specializes in complex surgical cases. He performs Cataract, LASIK, Glaucoma and Corneal Transplant Surgeries.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

LASIK Surgery

Languages spoken

Korean

Doctor Q&A

543 Answers
246 Agrees
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A 29-year-old male asked:
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Many things.: Often the pain in the rear of the eye is actually from the front of the eye. It is called a referred pain. Most common causes are "dry eyes" and "uve ... Read More
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Use contact lenses: There are mainly two types of lazy eyes. One caused by deviation of the eye allignment called "strabismus", and the other caused by signinficant diff ... Read More
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Dr. John Kim answered
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Usually in 1-2 days.: Most scratches in the eye is to the cornea. It is very sensitive and thus painful. Fortunately, they tend to heal very fast. Most within a day and d ... Read More
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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Kim is a really great colleague and a superb surgeon. I recommend him highly as one of the best ophthalmologists in New York.
Dec 2, 2012
I am proud to have been involved in Dr. Kim's training. He is an outstanding ophthalmic clinician and surgeon who upholds the highest ethical standards.
I endorse this doctor, because his answers on AVVO reflect great judgement and knowledge in the area of ophthalmology.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

City University of New York, Queens College
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Staten Island University Hospital

Residency

ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Surgical Mentor of the Year, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Attending of the Year, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Teacher of the Year 2005

Affiliations

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
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